variable-resistance accelerometer

variable-resistance accelerometer

[′ver·ē·ə·bəl ri¦zis·təns ik‚sel·ə′räm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
Any accelerometer which operates on the principle that electrical resistance of any conductor is a function of its dimensions; when the dimensions of the conductor are varied mechanically, as constant current flows through it, the voltage across it varies as a function of this mechanical excitation; examples include the strain-gage accelerometer, and an accelerometer making use of a slide-wire potentiometer.
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